Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time


Jackson Madison County School System

Deadline: Until Filled

JOB TITLE: Educational Assistant

REPORTS TO: Building Administrator


TERM: 10 months (190-day calendar,) Non-Exempt

JOB GOAL: To assist the classroom teacher with whole group, small group, and/or individual instructional support and classroom management within the classroom and through the building as needed.


  • Completed at least 48 college semester hours- The state equates 48 semester hours (including remedial courses), as the equivalent of two years of college. Developmental courses may count toward the 48 hours. The state DOES NOT require the coursework or associate degree be in any specific subject or field. The nature of the coursework or degree is left to the discretion of the school system. HOWEVER, the coursework MUST have been obtained from an accredited institution of higher education;
  • Obtained an associate's degree or higher; OR
  • High School Diploma or GED AND Pass the Praxis ParaPro Assessment as the statewide test for paraprofessionals prior to being hired ($55 at the applicant's expense)
  • FBI/TBI Fingerprint/Background Clearance every five (5) years
  • Alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent might find appropriate and acceptable

EVALULATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of personnel.


  1. Arrives and leaves the workplace on time and dresses appropriately for the assigned school setting.
  2. Types, duplicates, and complies instructional materials.
  3. Distributes and collect papers, workbooks, and other materials for instruction.
  4. Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning.
  5. May administer, score, and record achievement and/or diagnostic tests and data from individual students.
  6. Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, field trips, and other school functions.
  7. Assists with the supervision of students during arrival, dismissal, at buses, on playgrounds, in hallways and in the lunchrooms as assigned by the building administrator.
  8. Assists in the preparation and assimilation of materials for school displays/public relations.
  9. Assumes responsibility for knowing and following school safety rules and proper procedures for crisis management.
  10. Adheres to the requirements of confidentiality regarding student information.
  11. Models mutual respect and appropriate behavior in interacting with students.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by the classroom teacher and building administrator.

The Jackson-Madison County School System (JMCSS) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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